The First Aerial Survey of the Twenty Six Counties

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  In an earlier post, I mentioned that I was undergoing an internship with the Irish Military Archive (IMA) to gain practical experience on an active Digital Humanities (DH) project. The DH project I am engaged with involves the development of a web-based resource for making available the Air Corps Aerial Photographs and Vertical Negative collections online. The vertical negatives are aerial photographs of Ireland taken by the Irish Aer Corps from the 1930s to the 1980s, … Continue reading

Archiving History since 1985: The National Security Archive

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  Information doesn’t belong to the government, it belongs to all of us.  (Blanton in Carlson)     Located in the Gelman Library at the George Washington University, USA, the National Security Archive (NS-Archive) is a non-governmental research centre, library and repository for government records and declassified documents. It was founded in 1985 by academics, journalists and historians as an independent non-profit organisation to monitor and challenge the increase of … Continue reading

Brief Overview: The National Security Archive

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Since 1985, the National Security Archive has provided a significant resource for diplomatic, political, and foreign policy historians, researchers in international relations, current affairs, communications and political science, as well as investigative journalists. However, it is not merely a resource for researchers and academic scholarship; it is a resource for the public to access information, become more informed, and so, come up with their own conclusions. A brief overview of their … Continue reading